These 5 easy autism-friendly Earth Day projects will help you introduce the concept of Earth Day in your autism classroom or at home. These sensory activities are simple, colorful and fun!
Earth Day projects using balloons
I love using balloons at my autism center to work on communication (asking for “balloon”), building oral motor skills (blowing into the balloon) and fine motor skills (tying a knot in the balloon end).
Sensory Earth Day projects
This sensory activity is adorable and looks like so much fun. I love any activity that I can make with my little learners, that makes a mess and helps build tolerance to different textures. As soon as I saw this activity, I knew I had to share it with you. This is the perfect project to do to celebrate Earth Day while having a lot of sensory fun!
Earth Day projects that explain recycling
This is a fascinating activity to do to discuss earth Day, its meaning, and recycling. If your child doesn’t have these communication/listening skills just yet, it is also a fun sensory activity to do together. You can guide your child to complete each step or create a visual schedule for the activity that will clearly show each step.
Earth Day projects using egg cartons
We eat a lot of eggs in our home which means that we always have lots of egg cartons that can be reused in crafts projects. Maybe you have egg cartons lying around your home too in which case this is the perfect craft or you!
Earth Day projects that build fine motor skills
Ripping paper – one of my favorite fine motor building activities. It can also help calm kids who have a tendency to be anxious. If you are working on building fine motor skills in your home progress nook or classroom, then this is the activity for you.
I hope you enjoy these Earth Day projects as much as we have at my learning center!
Looking for more sensory fun? Check out the Sensory Communication Workbook I made for you.
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